NRV DRC successfully secured funding for all eight consumer projects that were submitted to Commonwealth Community Trust (CCT) early this spring. CCT, a nonprofit organization that administers affordable and efficient Pooled Special Needs Trusts (PSNT), awards funding on an annual basis.
NRV DRC had eight consumers who, based on their needs and/or their living situations, did not meet the criteria for traditional funding options. After compiling the applications with written statements of need and descriptions on how the obtained funding would improve each person’s quality of life as they remain in-home, NRV DRC’s Independent Living Coordinators Matt Shelor and Barb Clark submitted the applications. NRV DRC was notified on May 10 that 100% of all its applications submitted were approved and awarded full funding for the requested amounts.
The eight grants total nearly $5,200 and will benefit eight consumers in the NRV who have been long-awaiting assistance. Five of the grants were awarded funds for lumber to assist consumers in the construction of ramps, stairs, and handrails; this effort is a collaborative project with our friends at Hearts and Hammers, who donate their time and energy to help our mission.